March 14th 2017

Webinar: Optimising HR’s Business Contribution

In today’s rapidly changing business environment, it’s more important than ever for HR to be commercial, close to the business, and clearly aligned to business strategy. However, the reality for many organisations is that HR is often disconnected from business priorities, and HR’s contribution to critical strategic and commercial objectives is not always clear.

During the webinar, we explored the current state of the HR function, the role HR should play in helping develop and execute strategy, and how HR can become more business relevant. Together with Karen Ward, Andy Newall, Angus MacGregor and Mike Haffenden we examined the following questions:

What is the current state of the HR function?
Where are the current strengths and where is HR falling short?
What role should HR play in helping to develop and execute business strategy?
How can HR become more business-relevant?

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September 10th 2019

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April 15th 2019

Executive Summary: Talent on the Move: Time for a Rethink?

This executive summary of the report explores global talent and the challenges we face. What is the likely shape of talent management in the future and what can organisations do to create more effective talent management? How can global talent pipelines be improved and how much change will organisations need to prepare for?

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March 19th 2019

International Conference: Speed, Productivity & Agility - Essentials for Tomorrow's Disruptive Business Environment - Programme

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February 21st 2019

Post Meeting Review Notes - Trusted Advisor: HR Business Partnering, Relationship Building & Influencing

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